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Tune du Jour: “City of New Orleans” – Arlo Guthrie
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Byron Lee & The Dragonaires vs. Yehoram Gaon
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Arguably the greatest train song ever written and it was composed by a folk – not C&W – artist. Imagine that! Steve Goodman wrote City of New Orleans while traveling from Chicago to New Orleans on the Illinois Central Railroad’s City of New Orleans. Goodman recorded City of New Orleans in 1970 and released it the next year on his self-titled album. John Denver released a cover of City of New Orleans in 1971 but it was Arlo Guthrie’s version – released in 1972 on his album Hobo’s Lullaby – that made the song famous. Guthrie’s City of New Orleans peaked at 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts.

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Steve Goodman:

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Arlo Guthrie:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Byron Lee & The Dragonaires vs. Vehoram Gaon

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Byron Lee & The Dragonaires:

Yehoram Gaon:

“ניו אורלינס” trans. “What do you think of that, Dougie?”

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

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Paul McCartney & Wings:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Byron Lee & The Dragonaires vs. Daniel Johnston

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Byron Lee & The Dragonaires:

Daniel Johnston:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.